Please Help With Selection of Which PC to Buy!!!

By Iggy05
Jul 19, 2007
  1. I'm in the market for a new PC. Does anyone have any suggestions on which components to select? I do a lot of multimedia stuff, games and run a small business with my pc. I'm also into burning movies it's sort of my hobbie. I'm looking to speed up my DVD burning time, right now on average it takes me about 6 to 7 hours to burn a movie. All suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Which ones are your deciding between?
    Avoid anything cheap. Avoid anything in the bottom half of the manufacturers price range.
    Do not compromise on video card, cpu, cpu fan, and power supply. The rest is optional.
  3. Iggy05

    Iggy05 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Systems I'm considering

    Intel P4-631-3.0Ghz (2M/800FSB) PC Chip P23G ATX MB (Add $9 ug to ASrock 775i65G Intel 865G chipset MB)
    512MB DDR2 PC4200(, Add $35 for total 1GB memory)
    WD 80GB JD 8M buffer7200RPM ( 3 yr. WD warranty, add $15 for WD 160JS SATA2)
    up TO 32MB on board Shared Video // 10-100 NIC
    Samsung Toshiba BK 18X DVDRW -/+ & dual layer w/software
    Mid BK Tower ATX Case w/2 USB front.

    P4-631-3.0GHz 2M / 800FSB Intel 946Gzssil or ASUS P5L-VM-1394 1066FSB Intel 946/945G Chipset MB
    1GB AE DDR2 800FSB or Kingston 1GB 667FSB (ADD $66 to upgrade to total 2GB:2X1GB dual channel)
    160GB JS SATA2 3G 8M buffer 7200RPM ( Add $19 for WD 250GB KS 16M Buffer)
    Intel GMA 3000 Graphic on board w/a 16X PCI-E port (Support Vista)
    (add $48 to add a 7100GS 128MB TC to 512MB PCIE or + $66 to add a 7300GS-256M PCI-E video card)
    Samsung Toshiba 18X -/+ & dual layer DVDRW w/Nero software
    3D Sound & 10-100 network are on board
    Nspire Mid-twr ATX case w/true 350w power supply.

    AMD Athlon64 3500+ SK 939 retail box w/fan Winfast ( Foxconn ) SK 939 6100K8MA-RS MB ( Add $5 to upgrade to ASUS A8V-VM)
    512MB DDR400 PC3200 ( Add $40 for total of 1GB)
    WD 80GB JD SATA2 7200PRM 8M buffer HDD
    Samsung Toshiba 18X DVDRW -/+ & dual layer w/sw
    3D Video shared on board
    3D Sound & 10-100 NIC are on board
    Black Mid-twr ATX case w/ 2 USB & Audio ports in front

    AMD Athlon64 Dual Core X2 4200+ retail box w/fan ECS C51GM-M SK AM2 ATX MB ( add $23 to upgrade to ASUS M2N-MX MB)
    1GB Aeneon DDR2 800FSB PC6400 or Kingston DDR2 667FSB PC5300
    WD 160GB JS SATA2 3G 8M buffer 7200RPM HDD
    Samsung Toshiba 18X DVDRW -/+ & dual layer w/sw
    3D Shared video & sound on board
    10-100 network port
    Nspire black True 350w Mid-tower case w/2USB & Audio on side
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    I would stay away from the 3D shared onboard video, the PCChips motherboard, and the combo case with power supply. The 350 watt power supply will probably work, but it is limiting... and you do not know the brand or manufacturer.
    I would take the Kingston PC5300 memory over the Aeneon PC64 due to the incredible history of Kingston and the relative unknowns of Aeneon.

    I am partial to the FoxConn boards, but most people on this forum will likely go for the ASUS.

    Each of your four selection has compromises, but they can all work. I would have to know your projected use... will it be for office work, design work, gaming, or a little of each. You have not made good choices for gaming, but for everything else, you should be a happy camper.
  5. kunjikaly

    kunjikaly TS Rookie

    AMD Athlon64 X2 5200+ (2.6GHz)
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe
    Corsair XMS2 1GB PC6400
    LiteOn LH-20A1H 20x LightScribe
    Graphic card (Budget)?
    WD 160JS SATA2
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